ARVADA, Colo. (KDVR) – Ten suspects were arrested in four states on January 26 for a 2020 fatal shooting involving rival motorcycle clubsArvada Police said.
Several local and federal law enforcement agencies from Florida to California have worked with the Arvada Police Department for thousands of hours investigating the murder of 43-year-old William Henderson.
“These violent defendants have been removed from the streets because of the persistence of dedicated law enforcement men and women from Arvada PD and many other agencies. We will not endorse violence and this case exemplifies the time and effort we will put into removing these destructive individuals from our community,” said the Federal Office on Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Office David S. Booth said.
The incident began at 5980 Lamar St. after 10 p.m. on July 11, 2020. The investigation found that there was an altercation between the Mongols and the Hells Angels motor club just outside Jake’s Roadhouse Bar. Two members of Hells Angels were shot multiple times and one The good Samaritan was badly wounded try to help one of the shooting victims.
Witnesses said they heard between 10 and 15 shots fired. Ryan McPherson was caught up in the fray when he rushed to help a man who was shot in the street.
McPherson is the lead singer in the classic rock band Nightwolf. The band had just finished their second performance at a nearby bar and had gone out to get some fresh air when they spotted a man lying on the street. Teammate John Akal said Ryan was quick to help.
“He’s a guy’s big teddy bear. This is totally in his personality to go help someone,” Akal said.
Police said Ryan was severely beaten with a helmet and driven over by a motorbike while he was tending to the person with gunshot wounds. McPherson suffered a traumatic brain injury and broken a bone in his leg that left life-changing injuries.
Along with the ATF, the Regional Violence Enforcement Network, the Thornton Police Department and several other agencies participated in the investigation.
10 suspects are face a total of 33 charges includes first degree murder, first degree attempted murder and first degree assault.
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